The Beat of the Dragon Boat 龍舟心曲


Afternoon Family Concert 午後家庭音樂會

Illustration by Pearl Law
Illustration by Pearl Law

Paper dragon boat workshop 2:00pm
Concert 3:00pm

紙龍船製作坊 下午2:00
音樂會 下午3:00 

For ages 5 - 11

Can't make it to this session? Click here for session II starting at 4pm on the same day!


Listen to the world premiere of the Beat of the Dragon Boat — a lively sextet for Western and Chinese instruments, with a story set to music that introduces Chinese festivals in an appealing and interesting way. Combining chamber music and bilingual narration (English and Cantonese), this world premiere concert that features a stellar cast of local musicians and local celebrity Gregory Rivers (河國榮) in a dramatic re-telling of the legend behind the Dragon Boat Festival and the Chinese poet Qu Yuan.

The composition is another collaboration between composer Alexis Alrich and author Christina Matula-Häkli, the pair who created the popular Shadow in the Moon, which told the story of the mid-Autumn Festival.

Prior to the concert, children are invited to participate in an art-and-craft workshop to make their own paper dragon boats for this special occasion. 



《龍舟心曲》是作曲家Alexis Alrich和作家Christina Matula-Häkli繼《月亮裡的影子》後再一次的共同創作。在音樂會之前,小朋友可參與紙龍船工作坊,讓小朋友在這個特別的節日裏製作出自己的紙龍舟。


Born Lau 劉子正
(Viola 中提琴)

Yang Sin-Yu 楊心瑜
(Sheng )

Gregory Rivers

(Narration 旁述)

Mark Lung 龍一脈


Ma Wai Him 馬瑋謙
(Suona 嗩吶)

Juliana Beckel 
(Harp 豎琴)

Masami Nagai 

(Double bass 



Co-presented with 聯合呈獻


Kindly note that the organizers reserve the right to change the artists of this concert.



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Event Details

Sun 28 May 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty 金鐘正義道九號亞洲協會香港中心
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Asia Society members / Friends of PPHK: $300 Non-members: $375 , 10% discount for groups of 4 or more (for non-member only). 亞洲協會會員 / 飛躍演奏香港之友:$300 非會員 :$375 ,四人或以上九折優惠﹝只適用於非會員﹞
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